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I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
I know of your distress and poverty??hough you are rich!?? know how you are slandered by those who claim to be Jews when they are not so, but only a synagogue of Satan!
I said to him, "You know, my lord." He said to me, "They are the people who come through the great persecution, who have washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb.
I have told you all this, so that through me you may find peace. In the world you have trouble; but take courage! I have conquered the world."
reassuring the disciples and encouraging them to stand by the faith and reminding them that we have to undergo many hardships to get into the Kingdom of God.
and if children, heirs also; heirs of God, and fellow-heirs with Christ, if we really share his sufferings in order to share his glory too.
1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me, God has exhibited us apostles at the very end of the procession, like the men condemned to die in the arena. For we have become a spectacle to the whole universe, angels as well as men.
And I have a right to feel in this way about you all, because both when I am in prison and when I am defending and vindicating our right to preach the good news, I have you in my heart as all sharing that privilege with me.
But it was very kind of you to share my difficulties.
2 Timothy 1:8
So you must not be ashamed to testify to our Lord, nor be ashamed of me who am in prison for his sake, but join with me in suffering for the good news, through the power of God.
2 Timothy 2:3
Share my hardships like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Because you have kept in mind the message of what I endured, I also will keep you safe in the time of testing that is going to come upon the whole world, to test the inhabitants of the earth.
Whoever is destined for captivity will go into captivity; whoever kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. On this fact rests the endurance and fidelity of God's people.
On this fact rests the endurance of God's people, who obey God's commands and cling to their faith in Jesus.
Those who by persistently doing right strive for glory, honor, and immortality will have eternal life,
More than that, we ought to glory in our troubles, for we know that trouble produces endurance,
But when we hope for something that we do not see, we wait persistently for it.
2 Thessalonians 1:4
As a result, we ourselves speak of you with pride in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in the face of all the persecutions and troubles you are having to endure.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord guide your hearts into a sense of God's love and into a steadfastness like Christ's.
but you will need endurance if you are to carry out God's will and receive the blessing he has promised.
So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer has to wait for the precious crop from the ground, and be patient with it, until it gets the early and the late rains.
For the word
who testifies to what he saw??o the message of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
When he broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who have been slaughtered on account of God's message and for adhering to the testimony.
When they finish their testimony, the animal that comes up out of the abyss will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,
They have conquered him because of the Lamb's blood, and the message to which they bore testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.
I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must not do that. I am only a fellow-slave of yours and of your brothers who have accepted the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is what inspires prophecy."
It is by your endurance that you will win your souls.